Wednesday: Strength

Feb 27, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Gretchen told us the weather, found the day of the week in Spanish and added the number to the calendar.  Gretchen reviewed our colors and shapes.  

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  We reviewed what we learned about growth.  Today the children told me what they know about strength   They were unfamiliar with this term so we had to change it to being strong.  Fun facts:  When you want to move, your brain sends signals to these muscles and tells them to adjust the position of your underlying skeleton.  The human body has about 650 muscles.  The muscles’ main responsibility is for changing or maintaining posture, moving, and movement of internal organs.

Social Studies:  Discussed:  What exercise equipment do you know?  We had pictures of different foods and exercise equipment.  The children told me how much each item cost.  We then used the dollars to buy some of the items but we did not have enough to buy all the items.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  What is your biggest muscle?  Discussed that we have very big muscles in our legs and very tiny muscles, for example, in our eyelids.  We feed our muscles by exercising and eating healthy food.  We looked at the pattern card and created some patterns.  The children came up to pick the correct picture to continue the pattern.  Examples, carrot, ball, carrot, ball   or  carrot, ball, ball, carrot, ball, ball.  

Science:  Discussed:  What or who helps you lift heavy objects?  We had a bucket filled with rocks and heavy items.  Each child tried to lift it and discussed if it was hard or easy to lift.  We had a rope tied to the bucket handle.  We looped the rope around a chair to make a pulley system.  The children came up one at a time and pulled on the rope to lift the bucket.  We added heavier items to the bucket and it was very difficult to lift.  Discussed if it was easier or harder to lift with the pulley system.

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  How do your muscles know how to move?  Explained that your brain tells your muscles to move. I then asked the children to do different things with their bodies and we discussed how our brain is telling that arm or leg to move.  We stuck out our tongues and discussed that the tongue is made up of many muscles.  

Tumble Bus Day:  See the form by the front door to see what activities they did today.

Afternoon Centers:   Center 1:  Lincoln Logs and Library books Center 2:  Play Money Project-  The children will practice cutting by cutting out the play money and pictures.    Center 3:  Beehive Stamping- The children will use bubble wrap to dip into paint and stamp the beehive for Friday’s lessons.  The children will then glue the beehive parts to the base.  They can then add bee’s by using their finger prints.  

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